Caravanning is fantastic for dog-owners, not only do you not have to worry about boarding kennels and pet-sitters, you can enjoy a short break at a moments’ notice. Read on; for our list of the 6, best dog-friendly Caravan Holidays where you can explore some of the most beautiful corners of the country with your best friend by your side.
Dunstan Hill Caravan Site - A Caravan Holiday Where Pets Are Allowed In The North East
Located just a mile from Northumberland’s Heritage Coast – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Dunstan Hill Campsite is extremely popular with families who enjoy a short break.
This pet-friendly caravan park is open from March to November and prices start at £8.35 depending on type of pitch, time of year, length of stay and number of people in your party. (members are rewarded with discounted rates).
There are all the facilities you would expect from a great caravan park include showers, electric hook-ups, Wi-Fi, disabled access and a children’s play area. Best of all; the surrounding area is renowned for its dog-friendly attractions and welcoming eateries.
There are lovely woodland walks right on the doorstep which take you to the nearby dog-friendly beach and the local village of Craster. Visit Dunstanburgh Castle, which is north of the campsite, overlooking the safe expanse of golden sands at Embleton Bay, it is an excellent day out for both dogs and their owners.
You and your pooch can also take a boat trip to the Farne Islands, with its famous puffins and colonies of grey seals. Seahouses, a busy, picturesque fishing port is well worth a visit as is Beadnell Bay- a haven for water sports enthusiasts and surfing dogs.
Dornafield Caravan Park
Located within easy reach of Torquay, Newton Abbot, Dartmoor and Totnes this multi award-winning holiday park offers 5-star facilities for everyone including dogs.
There are 151 pitches surrounded by stunning countryside, it is open from March through to November and facilities include;
Golfers will be pleased to learn there is an 18-hole course close by and this excellent canine friendly site is a short drive from the English Riviera with tons of dog friendly attractions for you and your canine companion to enjoy.
Dartmoor is a doggie paradise and well worth the visit, here you will find miles of open countryside to explore and a dog-friendly pub around every corner. Plymouth and Exeter are also within easy reach.
Take a boat cruise on the River Dart, discover a host of beaches (possibly the favourite place to be for any pooch) or take a trip on the South Devon Railway together.
Devon is all about the great outdoors and this outstanding caravan park is ideally located to make the most of all this county has to offer.
Plassey Caravan Site – Static And Touring Pitches
This luxurious dog-friendly holiday park sits within private grounds in the stunning Dee Valley with Snowdonia and the spectacular North Wales coastline nearby.
The site boasts a retail village which can be found in the restored Edwardian farm buildings which is home to over 20 independent boutiques plus a Coffee Shop and restaurant.
Guests here have access to a superb 9-hole golf course and lovely heated indoor swimming pool. There is also a games room, shop and dog exercise area where they can run themselves ragged along with 3 miles of nature trails on the doorstep.
The historic city of Chester is within easy reach and wherever you go in Wales there is sure to be a castle nearby, after all there are over 600 here. You and your four-legged friend will enjoy a leisurely boat trip on the Llangollen Canal and of course there are beaches galore ideal for dogs who love to dig in the sand and enjoy a paddle.
No visit to North Wales would be complete without a trip to the summit of Snowdon, don’t worry if your best pal has little legs there is a train that takes you to the top
The magnificent views and excellent facilities make this outstanding holiday village a popular choice for last minute dog-friendly holidays and short breaks
Find Plassey caravan and camping tariffs here
Stowford Farm Meadows – Caravan Holidays With Dogs, All Year Round
Stowford Farm Meadows welcomes dogs in 4 out of their 5 camping fields and its pet-friendly holiday cottages. With over 70 acres of woodland to explore we’re sure your pooch will enjoy a stay here as much as the rest of the family.
This fabulous park even has kennels on site, for when you want a swim in the indoor heated swimming pool, are visiting an attraction with a “no dogs policy” or want to celebrate a special occasion with a fancy lunch.
Unlike may campsites Stowford Farm Meadows is open all year round and the facilities are second to none. Kids will love the play areas, mini zoo and seasonal entertainment programme.
There are all the camping essentials such as showers, toilets, electric hook-ups and a laundry plus a horse-riding centre and pitch and putt golf course, along with a well-stocked shop and restaurant.
Nestled in a superb location for family holidays, there is tons to see and do nearby. Why not explore the windswept heather strewn moorland of Exmoor National Park, take a trip on a steam train or head to the dog-friendly beaches of Saunton and Woolacombe where Fido can play among the waves to his heart’s content.
Crows Nest Caravan Park – One Of Yorkshire’s Best Dog-Friendly Caravan Sites
Located on the scenic East Yorkshire coast and just 15 minutes’ drive from the magnificent North York Moors National Park, Crow’s Nest Caravan Park offers is privately owned and is ideally located for a dog-friendly break by the beach with Scarborough and Filey both less than a 10 minutes’ drive away.
There is a grassy area with breath-taking view to Scarborough Castle for those camping with dogs and standard and luxury pitches for touring caravans. Crow’s Nest also has static pet-friendly caravans to hire.
You don’t have to worry about missing out on the nightly entertainment either as there is a dog-friendly conservatory attached to the bar where you can enjoy a drink.
Out and about your furry pal will love the miles of open countryside and Yorkshire is renowned for being canine friendly. There are dog-friendly beaches galore and Ryedale Folk Museum at the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors is a terrific dog-friendly day out, they even put out water bowls for thirsty hounds.
Scarborough has no shortage of canine-friendly pubs, the castle welcomes dogs and Peasholm Park is perfect for picnic on a warm summer’s day.
Castlerigg Hall Camping and Caravan Park – Pet-friendly Holiday Park In A Stunning Location
Everyone who owns a dog will be aware that the Lake District is a doggy heaven, rivers and streams to splash in, literally miles of scenic walks and a wealth of pup-friendly attractions and pubs. If you want to experience a pooch-friendly caravan holiday here there is no better place than Castlerigg Hall.
Well-behaved dogs are more than welcome, and the park boasts a dog exercise field along with dog-wash area ideal after a muddy walk, the nearby restaurant/bar allows dogs too.
Situated in an elevated position above one of the UK’s most dog friendly towns- Keswick this site offers panoramic views and superb amenities, including an excellent on-site restaurant serving locally produced food. There are touring pitches here, static caravans, glamping pods and a huge campsite for tents.
The park is just 1.5 miles away from Derwentwater with its array of water-sports and there are some lovely woodland walks to reach it right from the doorstep. You can also walk into Keswick which takes around 40 minutes.
Further afield why not take Fido on a cruise of Lake Windermere, explore Whinlatter Forest where kids and adults alike will enjoy the Go Ape tree top trails or head to Brockhole Visitor Centre.
The Last Word
Dog-friendly caravan holidays are becoming increasingly popular, not only do they offer cheap pet-friendly holidays they offer more freedom than staying in a hotel and many caravan parks have the added bonus of stunning rural locations.
Of course, there are a few rules to note when travelling with your dog
Whether you have your own vehicle or want to book a static caravan, one thing is guaranteed, you will create fabulous memories with your family including those who have four legs and a wagging tail.